Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SDRD supports Hogar Infantil La Gloria

On April 16th, San Diego Roller Derby is proud to team with St. Augustine High School for their Lenten Orphanage Drive to support Hogar Infantil La Gloria. This is the 3rd annual event for the local high school and the 2nd year that San Diego Roller Derby has helped with this effort. We are excited to once again join forces to help St. Augustine High School reach their goal and take the burden of money off of the orphanage for entire month. Last year, San Diego Roller Derby raised $900 to support this effort. Hogar Infantil La Gloria is an orphanage in Tijuana, BC, houses 45 children from newborns to early teenagers. Just two years ago, Hogar Infantil La Gloria was on the verge of closing their doors altogether. We want to make sure that this year there is no fear of shutting down.

This history of the orphanage proves hope, dedication, and love are very much in their community. In the early 1970's a family, Lupita and Guillermo MacFarland, filed an official report with the Mexican Government about the poor care of the orphans and the conditions they resided in. After an investigation, the MacFarlands were granted administration over the orphanage. Today, Hogar Infantil La Gloria, with the efforts of the MacFarlands, Norma Bustamante, the Augustinians, and other dedicated volunteers, is a safe home for the abused, abandoned, and neglected children of Tijuana, BC.
After seeing the pictures of these children there is no question of the hope and love and inspiration in their eyes. The orphanage runs solely on donations and needs our help. The monthly costs consist of school, medical, food and staffing. Often times, the children receive three meals a day however, their three meals might be equivalent to one of ours. We are inviting you to make a difference in their lives. In addition to monetary donations we are taking donations of much needed supplies for the facility. When you come down to cheer on San Diego Roller Derby bring along with your good spirits and team pride a donation and do your small part to make a difference in the life of a child. No matter how small our individual donations are we can make big changes when we band together as a community, and what better things to gather for than children and Roller Derby! Here is a list of items that are needed at the orphanage. If you would like to help you can bring an item off this list to our game; we will have a box out front and will be giving the items to the orphanage the following week.
San Diego Roller Derby is donating a portion of ticket sales to Hogar Infantil La Gloria; also, there will have a 50/50 raffle with all proceeds going to the orphanage. Please purchase your tickets online at or from Lady Diesel (Sarah Lang).
If you want to know more about Hogar Infantil La Gloria or become a sponsor of a child at the orphanage, please visit their website
· Canned fruit
· Tomato sauce
· Cereal
· Cooking oil
· Jelly/jam
· Peanut butter
· Formula
· Gelatin mix
· Children’s Tylenol
· Cough syrup
· Tylenol Cold and Flu
· Anti-fungal medication
· Iodine
· Children’s Dimetap
Other supplies
· Baby wipes
· Toilet paper
· Dish soap
· Diapers (4, 5, and 6)
· Laundry detergent
· Bleach

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Battle of March 12th, 2011

Before March 12th arrived, the SDRD Starlettes were probably feeling a little more pressure than usual, maybe it was some anxiety or just pure excitement! And that's because Rage City Roller Girls from Anchorage, Alaska were coming to play. Rage City Roller Girls has some exceptional players with amazing skills hidden by cute uniforms, and they were also seeking a sweet revenge.
Sugar Britches takes Lead Jammer status!
The Starlettes last battle against Rage City was on May of 2010 for the Battle of the Coast in Ventura, CA. This game was extremely close and after a nail biting 60 minutes, it was down to the last block, the last whip, the last jam, the last effort, resulting in Rage City’s loss, and the Starlettes winning the tournament!
Trifecta number 2 of the 2011 season for the Starlettes at Skateworld in Linda Vista started with The Black Team lead by Coach B. Stang against The White Team lead by Sweet Pain. The teams cruised onto the track and started off what would be one exhilarating night. After a very close 30 minute game and to everybody’s great surprise, the White Team did the things right, and won the mini bout with a close score of 48-43! Congratulation White Team!
At 6:00 PM, the music to the national anthem beautifully resonated the arcs of Skateworld, thanks to our very own Stella Hot Mess. Soon after, the moment that SDRD and Rage City Roller Girls had been expecting (as well as the huge crowd) for so long finally arrived , and the ladies in black, silver and pink together with the ladies in black and orange rolled into the track to initiate a historic bout that would end up resembling a fight scene from and old action movie with all the “POWS” “BOOMS!” and “WHAMS!” included.
SDRD had been preparing for hard hitting but they didn’t know that Alaska’s hip checks and rock blocks had tripled in power. MVP of the night Lethal Lavander and her reliable blockers put several of our Starlettes on the ground, and kept our jammers behind the pack; but as many of you already know, the Starlettes don’t give up easily and they LOVE a good fight. They’ve actually been known to perform in super natural ways when challenged to such an extreme!
As usual in a game of such intensity, in the last jam, the Starlettes MVP blocker (for the third time in a row) I.B. Rascal, and her partner in crimnging ande, Buns of Fury worked at keeping RCRG’s jammer behind the pack without scoring, and after a few laps she got sent to the penalty box, allowing a power jam for SDRD, starring MVP jammer of the night, Icepax who skated like a pro, twirled like ballerina and riled up the amazing crowd that attended this epic battle, ending in a tight score of 140 to 119! We would like to thank the ladies from Alaska for traveling to sunny San Diego and for playing one of the most challe exciting games in the history of San Diego Roller Derby! Each and every one of you carry some major skills and left us with a serious case of post bout blues and beautiful bruises. We can’t wait to play again!
IB Rascal waves to her friendly opponents
We also couldn’t let a game go by without thanking our fans for attending our games, cheering us on, and participating in our charity. Thank you for helping us raise funds to Save our Skateworld and congratulations to those who won prizes!
SDRD has lots of derby fun coming up. If you want a weekend full of roller derby action, follow us on the road up to Bakersfield on March 26th and 27th. We will be participating in the 2nd Annual Dustbowl Invitational hosted by Derby Revolution of Bakersfield! Do you want more derby but can’t travel? Come watch your Starlettes play against SAC City Roller Girls on April 16th, 2011!

Monday, March 7, 2011

San Diego Roller Derby and Friends of Skateworld join forces...

That's right! The Friends of Skateworld will be the charitable group being promoted at this month's San Diego Roller Derby bout! SDRD helps out a local charitable cause at each of their home bouts - and this month it's the Friends of Skateworld! You will not want to miss this event! The ladies of SDRD will be taking on the Rage City Rollergirls - from Anchorage, Alaska! Not only will you enjoy some great roller derby, but there will also be opportunity drawings where you have a chance to win some great prizes!

  • Riedell has generously donated skate products including a skate Backpack, Powerdyne Tool Bag, 2 sets of wheels and a Pullman skate bag.
  • Skateworld is donating 3 parties for 20 of your friends and one pair of skates (Wave or Volt).
  • The W Hotel is donating a one night stay at the hotel located downtown next to the stadium.

We'll also have a booth where you can get more information about what's been happening in this fight to save Skateworld, pick up a "Save Our Skateworld" t-shirt, wristband, and fill out a letter of support, if you haven't already. All the action happens on Saturday, March 12th. Tickets are $12 general admission and children 5 and under are FREE! A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the FOSW to help in our efforts to save this rink! Your ticket also gets you entry to the open skate session following the bout, so you can stay and skate afterward (skate rental is an extra $4). If that's not for you, then be sure to check out the after party where you can have a chance to hang out with all the derby gals at the High Dive located at 1801 Morena Blvd. To purchase tickets online please visit: -or- pick up tickets in advance at the Skateworld box office! We hope to see you there!